I’ve been tutoring since I was in high school, around 2010. I now have a Bachelor’s in mathematics education from St. Mary’s University in Texas and a Master’s degree in pure mathematics from New Mexico State University. I hope to become a full professor at an accredited university in the future.
I have taught all math courses at community college level, including developmental courses: Pre-Algebra, Intermediate Algebra (Algebra I), College Algebra (Algebra II), Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Introductory Statistics, Geometry, Contemporary Mathematics, Finite Mathematics (Business Math), Business Calculus. I’ve also tutored the math portion of exams such as the SAT, ACT, GRE and GED. Lastly, I’m completely fluent in Spanish (it’s my first language), so I have tutored Spanish and Math in Spanish.
II’ve worked with students of all ages. I’ve taught collegiate level students and, since the pandemic, I’ve tutored everyone online: elementary, middle school, high school and college/adults. I also tutored older adults for the math portion of the GED exam. Lastly, I’ve taught summer camp courses for elementary and middle school students.
As a professor, I’ve had many success stories, but my favorite success story came in grad school. As a graduate assistant, I spent a lot of time talking and studying with my peers. We mostly hung out around the tutoring center at NMSU, a place I also preferred to grade in. One day one of my students came in and asked for help and, even though I wasn’t working as a tutor that semester (I was teaching a class and proctoring a lab), as she was my student, I decided to help her. She was failing at the time, but we worked the definitions and processes that needed to be understood to pass the class. It was an incredible experience and turnaround because she had been very shy during class and obviously hadn’t come to ask me for help before. After we began to work together in the tutoring center (she would come back pretty much the same time every day), she was more vocal in class and she would even help other students that were shy and struggling in the class. It’s my favorite success story because it further shows that the math comes second nature once a strong, caring relationship is built between the tutor and the tutee.
Apart from math (which I still enjoy, even as work), I like to play video games and lead a healthy life style. I mostly play mobile games on my phone, but I do like to play on my Nintendo Switch as well. I am mostly attracted towards strategy and party games. On mobile, I play games such as Chess, Bloons Tower Defense, Marvel Strike Force, Deck Adventures and on the Switch I play the Nintendo classics like Legend of Zelda, Mario Party, Super Smash Bros and so on. During the pandemic I have come to enjoy going to the gym and cooking. I get very excited when I can cook something that’s way better than takeout!
Middle School Math
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
College Calculus I
College Calculus II
College Calculus III